Date: 11/12/20 12:34 pm
From: <mvjo......> <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Christmas Bird Counts
Thanks Gary...I have been pondering that very thing these last few days. If
there were specified areas or zones in your circle, one individual (or pod)
could tackle it and stay socially distanced. We may try that in the San
Luis valley.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

On Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:37:45 AM UTC-7 The "Nunn Guy" wrote:

> Hi all
> How many Colorado CBC circles to date are actually going to have a
> Christmas Bird Count this year? Given the staggering rise of COVID
> positives how much participation is available? Audubon offers two options:
> - Option 1: Run a COVID-19 safe and socially distanced CBC, if local
> rules allow. [Must wait until November 15 at the earliest to choose this
> option in order to better understand status of COVID outbreak in your
> region during the CBC.]
> - Option 2: If option 1 is not possible, cancel this season’s CBC for
> your location. [Can choose this option now if you wish.]
> If you choose option 1, below are the guidelines that we urge you to
> follow:
> - Wait until November 15 at the earliest to confirm CBC will take
> place, if local regulations allow.
> - Cancel all in-person compilation gatherings.
> - Social distancing and/or masking are required at all times in the
> field.
> - Carpooling may only occur within existing familiar or social “pod”
> groups.
> - Activities must comply with all current state and municipal COVID-19
> guidelines.
> The Friends of the Pawnee National Grassland now has four CBCs (two new
> (requested last January) approved just today!) it hosts:
> - Nunn
> - Stoneham
> - Crow Valley (New)
> - Pawnee Buttes (New)
> I am waffling back and forth on whether to hold them this year or not.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn

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